Adrian Benfell

Adrian Benfell
University of East Anglia | UEA · Norwich Business School

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Adrian Benfell works at the University of East Anglia, Norwich Business School. His most recent publication is 'Reformulating Requirements Modelling for Digitalisation: A Structuration and Semiotic Informed Approach'.

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The research in this paper adds to the discussion linked to the challenge of capturing and modeling tacit knowledge throughout software development projects. The issue emerged when modeling functional requirements during a project for a client. However, using the design science research methodology at a particular point in the project helped to cre...
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Articulated within this paper is a qualitative investigation into using structuration and semiotic theories that suggests improvements to communication when developing new software. Forming the analysis, an Information System (IS) designed using the Unified Modelling Language (UML) allied with the Agile software development process exposed a key fa...
Conference Paper
Enterprise Resource Planning is often endorsed as a means to facilitate strategic advantage for businesses. The scarcity of resources is the method by which some businesses maintain their position. However, the ubiquitous trend towards the adoption of Enterprise Resourcing Planning systems coupled with market saturation makes the promise of advanta...
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Reported in this paper is the view that contemporary web service description enabled by techniques such as WSDL and Semantic Web technologies are not sufficient when matching web services with a set of continuously evolving user requirements driven by organisational objectives. A project that tried to incorporate web services into a software deploy...
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For an organization to discover and consume contextually relevant web services over a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) requires competencies that move beyond the current boundaries of Syntactic and Semantic Web technology. The theory behind the Pragmatic Web (the study of intentional effects via communicative acts using the web) and Semiotics (t...
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The discovery of suitable web services is a demanding challenge for organisations that plan to benefit from this technology. Markedly even more so when strategic objectives, organisational structures, business processes and technology are situated in a climate of constant change; such dynamic conditions have an impact upon the normative behavioural...
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The evolution of the web exhibits a trend towards the needs of consumers as opposed to providers by offering contextualised information. The same trend is moving towards the notion of the Pragmatic Web by building on the Syntactic and Semantic versions. The ideas of the Pragmatic Web affords an array of opportunities should a business organisation...
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The discovery of contextually relevant web services is crucial to business organisations. Pragmatics (in terms of communication acts) and semiotics (the understanding of signs), intersect at an important point in relation to textual entities. The intersection of pragmatics and semiotics provides the fabric essential to model the interaction between...
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Micro Software Development Firms (MSDFs), a term used in this paper, represent an economically active yet distinctive subgroup within UK SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises). Our recent survey has confirmed that these firms do not indeed for the most part, systematically or coherently make use of the existing Information System Development (ISD) meth...

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